Global Leadership and Management

The Ph.D. concentration in Global Leadership and Management (GLAM) is offered by the Department of Global Leadership and Management. The concentration aims to develop doctoral graduates who are well prepared to undertake an academic career in the following three fields at reputable research universities:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Management


Our faculty are highly visible scholars in their respective fields, publishing in influential research journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, Organizational Research Methods, etc., and serving as editors or on the editorial review boards of several journals. Our faculty also serve in leadership positions in major professional organizations and associated conferences, and national panels that play key roles in shaping major institutions.

Our Ph.D. faculty include:

  1. Ravi Gajendran (Department Chair)
  2. Carolina Gomez
  3. Nathan Hiller
  4. Kisha Jones
  5. Chaitali Kapadia
  6. Lindsay Larson
  7. Modesto Maidique
  8. Juan I. Sanchez
  9. Hock-Peng Sin (GLAM Ph.D. concentration director)
  10. Yuhan Zhan


In addition to the following concentration-specific seminars, students will complete methods and elective courses, and research projects during the program:

  • MAN 7275 Organizational Behavior
  • MAN 7305 Human Resource Management (or equivalent)
  • MAN 7146 Leadership (or equivalent)
  • MAN 7155 Fundamentals of Behavioral Research
  • MAN 7910 Advanced Management Research Methods.

Critical assessment and project related milestones follow:

  • Year 1 (Summer): First year research project of sufficient quality for submission to a conference. To be presented at a department brown-bag in Year 2 early Fall.
  • Year 2 (early Summer): Comprehensive examination, which includes a written component and an oral component, taken after completing all course requirements.
  • Year 3 (by beginning of Fall): Research paper of sufficient quality for submission to a reputable journal.


For general information on admission requirements and deadlines, please see Admission Requirements and Application Deadlines. International applicants may need to fulfill additional requirements (e.g., TOEFL). Please refer to Frequently Asked Questions for answers to typical questions pertaining to the Ph.D. in Business Administration program.

While all applicants are expected to satisfy admission requirements of the program, students admitted to the GLAM Ph.D.concentration typically have a graduate degree (MBA, MS or MA) with at least 3.5 GPA, GMAT scores of at least 650 (or its GRE equivalent), and interested in pursuing an academic career upon graduation.

Typically, all admitted students will receive tuition fee waiver and graduate assistantships for four years. The department may nominate eligible and exceptional applicants for University Graduate School Fellowships. Please see Financial Aid and Fellowships for financial assistance available to admitted students.

In addition, admitted students who are US citizens or permanent residents may apply for FLAS Fellowships offered by FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Note that these fellowships include a language course requirement.

To maximize their chances of being considered for financial assistance and fellowships, applicants are advised to complete all admission-related paperwork as soon as possible, instead of waiting till the application deadline.

For information

For additional information on the GLAM Ph.D. concentration, please contact:

Hock-Peng Sin
Associate Professor and Alvah Chapman Eminent Scholar Endowment Chair
Department of Global Leadership and Management
FIU Business
11200 SW 8 th Street, MANGO 471, Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-4035